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QST! QST! QST! de KC1FLG.  QST! CQ! QST! I will be activating NP01 (Acadia National Park) tomorrow (Sunday) roughly between 9AM to 3PM EST. I will be on Portable (my handitalki or HT) using 5W (QRP). I will be on these VHF/UHF frequencies (as I’m only a Technician Class): 146.52MHz, 146.58MHz, 147.57MHz, 446.00MHz, and 446.50MHz. Hope to make some QSOs…if I do hear you please understand I am hard of hearing so I may ask you to repeat your Call Sign a few times. Also I am awaiting LOTW to issue me a new certificate as I have a new computer and it won’t allow the old certificate to be used so any QSOs will be uploaded as soon as I get that. de KC1FLG

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My Shack

Well I’ve been an amateur radio (ham radio) operator now since 5 April 2016 (just a little over two months).  I figured it is time to show you my followers what my Ham Shack looks like!


My humble shack consists of a Kenwood TS-140S (with optional CW filter installed), Baofeng UV-5RA, TYT MD-380 (UHF), Yaesu FT-8900R, HF with 6M Antenna Tuner (MFJ-945E) and a 30W power supply (SEC-1235M). I have the following antennas: G5RV, 2M/70cm roll up J-Pole (Ed Fong DBJ-2), and a 6M Telescoping.

Piscatiquis River Race

Today was the 44th Annual Kiwanis Piscataquis River Race and you could not have asked for a better spring day.  The Piscatiquis Amateur Radio Club provided the communication check points.

I was Check Point 8 stationed at the Rural Grove Cemetery in Guilford, I was transmitting on my 5W Baofeng UV-5RA Handitalki. Laura was my second set of eyes and Babe the Basset Hound provided entertainment.

There were a total of 63 boats including the sweep boat.